I am focused on making cuts to ineffective programs, while protecting those which have a proven track-record of serving Metro Atlanta residents, local governments, and institutions.
As a member of the Human Resources Subcommittee and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I have made a commitment to protect and improve the future of those in the child welfare system.
The struggle for civil rights and human rights is bigger than one law, one vote, or one judicial decision.
The United States has the largest prison population in the world, but unfortunately the push to incarcerate has not resulted in safer and stronger communities.
I strongly believe that no matter a person’s income or zip code, access to an excellent education should be a right.
The only way our great nation can end its dependence on foreign oil is by ending our dependence on oil altogether.
If the Bill of Rights contains no guarantee that a citizen shall be secure against lethal poisons distributed either by private individuals or by public officials, it is surely only because our forefathers, despite their considerable wisdom and foresight, could conceive of no such problem: - Rachel Carson,
In a time of war and conflict, I strongly believe that through dialogue and engagement we can make this world cleaner, greener, and more peaceful.
I am delivering on the promise of health care for everyone. Health care is a right and not a privilege.
We must stand up for the American homeowner. We must stand in their corner. We must not walk away from them in their time of need.
When I am in the grocery store or visiting community centers and local organizations in Metro Atlanta, there is nothing people talk about more than jobs.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a student of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, I have long believed that peace is the true way for change.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Social Security is a sacred trust between the American government and the American people. It is a trust between parents and children, between those working and those in retirement or who are disabled. It is the greatest example of the Beloved Community.
When it comes to the reality of daily life in America, when parents are sacrificing time with their families, I look at the taxes people are paying and want better for Georgia and better for our country.
I am constantly working to ensure that our trade policy helps both American workers and businesses compete in a global economy.
We must tackle our transportation challenges head-on, reducing congestion, planning smart growth, and promoting safety.
As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
The right to vote is precious — almost sacred — and one of the most important blessings of our democracy. Today, we must be vigilant in protecting that blessing.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
Fighting for better programs and protecting funding for American workers is a top priority.
Congress must provide all the funding necessary to fund a comprehensive response to this virus.